Ossory Youth: Mentors Wanted

Volunteer role:

As part of the Mentoring Programme that we run in Ossory Youth we have seen first-hand the impact that one good adult can have on a young person’s life. It has been shown that the presence of one good adult in a young person’s life has a positive influence on their mental health.

When a young person is struggling to cope with an issue, what can we do to help? Mentoring as an approach has been widely used in youth organisations across the globe to give young people a chance to develop a relationship with an adult, separate from parents and teachers, a person who is simply just there to listen and offer friendly and supportive advice.

Since setting up the mentoring programme it has provided much needed support and guidance to many young people on a one-to-one basis. This support was only possible by the dedication and commitment of adult volunteers throughout the years, who gave up an hour a week to provide a friendly listening ear to a young person trying to keep up with modern adolescent life.

We are looking for someone who is interested in building up young people's confidence and self-belief. Someone who is non-judgemental and a good listener and enjoys chatting with young people.  We are inviting adults of all ages to contact us if they think they might like to try volunteering, even if they’re not sure what’s involved. We will talk it through with them without any commitment. Full training and support is provided on a ongoing basis to all mentors.

Volunteers can gain more personal development through training that may arise within the organisation and externally. Also gain experience of working with teenagers.

About our Organisation:

Ossory Youth is a voluntary, non-profit youth work organisation working with and for young people within the Diocese of Ossory, covering Kilkenny and parts of Laois and Offaly. We were officially established in 1985 and have operated out of Desart Hall since then.

Mission Statement

Supporting young people to connect, experience, learn and grow.

For more info please contact ewalklett@ossoryyouth.com

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
21st Nov, 2022
Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly
Expiry Date
21st Jan, 2023